Foghat (May 25 @ 6 p.m., 245 East Green Street) Are you ready to take a ‘Slow Ride’? Just great rock ‘n roll / boogie & blues with the band as high energy and intense as ever. Foghat’s audience now consists of fans of all ages, kids who learned about Foghat from Guitar Hero III, the ‘Dazed & Confused’ generation & the boomers who bought their vinyl or 8 tracks! Hits include: “Slow Ride,” “Fool For The City,” “I Just Want To Make Love To You,” “Drivin’Wheel,” and more! Doors 6pm. Music Starts 7:00pm. Headliner 9: pm Opening sets by Ampage and Jim Gustin & Truth Jones. If you purchase a ticket at a table, you are required to purchase dinner. Must arrive by 7pm Tickets start at 28$. roseconcerts.com.
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Fire and Ash Food Bowl (May 25 @ 4 p.m., Alexander’s Steakhouse 111 N. Los Robles Ave.) Alexander’s is turning up the heat and bringing in the Fire and ASH! At this al fresco dining experience, Executive Chef Matt Bata will roast an entire pig outdoors over an open flame, creating a variety of savory and mouth-watering treats from any and every piece possible. The Fire and ASH feast is a celebration for the warm relationship between farmers, chefs, and restaurants, promoting a complete use of all resources alike. $65 per person
Margaret Cho (May 25 @ 8:30 p.m. at Ice House Comedy, 24 N. Mentor Ave.) Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even ‘taboo’ topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.
LA Opera Concert – Mozart: Truth Through Beauty ( May 26
@2 p.m., 1151 Oxford Road)
Visitors can enjoy this all Mozart concert with singers from the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist program and pianist/LA Opera artist-in-residence Matthew Aucoin, as they present a musical exploration of Mozart’s unique artistic trajectory. Free with general admission, no reservations required. Seating is first come, first served. Huntington Art Gallery Loggia. Tickets may be purchased for $25 on site or online. Parking is free.
Janet Klein (May 27 @ 7 p.m., 2025 Lake Ave.) Her own unique vocal style reflects the old fashioned sweetness and titillating charm of bygone singers like Ruth Etting, Josephine Baker, Lil Armstrong and Mae West. The show will include music from her 8 CDs. Bring friends, family and fans. A great introduction to The Coffee Gallery Backstage. For those who don’t get out much (or at all) this is a wonderful rabbit hole to fall into as a entry back into the evils of night life. The night life ain’t no good life but it is our life after all. Come and sin, you prohibition cuties. Her band of Musicians for the nighy, Randy Woltz – Piano & Xylophone, Marquis Howell – Upright Bass, David Elsenbroich – Guitar & Banjo, Jason Fabus – C-Melody Sax. They are so good they should be illegal. Tickets start at $20.
Santa Anita Carnival (May 27 @ 11 a.m., 285 West Huntington Drive) The Santa Anita Park Infield transforms into the Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend! Bring the family out to enjoy thrilling rides, delicious carnival snacks, challenging carnival games and more! Free Admission & Parking through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place. Unlimited Rides Wristband $10 (Online Only) Walk up Unlimited Rides Wristband $15.
Santa Anita Bonsai Show (May 28 @ 9 a.m., 301 North Baldwin Ave.) The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will present trees trained to look like miniature forest giants. Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be displayed. Admission is free. For more information go to http://www.arboretum.org.
Memorial Day Charity Trackside ( May 29 @ 11 a.m., 285 West Huntington Drive) Say thank you to active and former service members and help support the local Veterans’ Memorial, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Arcadia. Enjoy an unforgettable day at the races all while giving back! Donate to a tremendous cause as you gain access to special trackside seating this Memorial Day, May 29! Your $5 donation includes General Admission to Santa Anita Park, a program, access to special trackside seating and walking tours to the Paddock and Winner’s Circle throughout the day. Delicious BBQ will be available for purchase. Veterans or active military with valid Military ID will receive a voucher good for free lunch courtesy of our horse owners, trainers, industry personnel, and Santa Anita Park. BBQ menu $12 per meal – veterans’ and active military with valid military i.d. will receive a free bbq plate: Choice of meat; spare ribs or pulled pork Choice of two sides; Mac ‘n’ Cheese, creamed corn, baked beans, potato salad or coleslaw All meals also come with a slice of white bread, pickles, and onion
Hold These Truths (May 30 @ 8p.m., 39 South El Molino Ave.) tells the inspirational true story of civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi who took his fight all the way to the Supreme Court. An exceptional evening of theatrical storytelling, Ryun Yu’s brilliant solo performance has captivated audiences and sold-out shows from coast-to coast. Written by Jeanne Sakata, the play is directed by Jessica Kubzansky and stars Yu. “Holds These Truths” begins performances on Tuesday May 30, and will play through Sunday, June 25, with the official press opening on Sunday, June 4. Performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 – $115. Running time is 90 minutes. Pasadena Playhouse announced playhouse talks post-show engagement activities after every performance of “Hold These Truths”, as part of Pasadena Playhouse’s mission as the state theater of California to bring people together to facilitate open and productive conversations with neighbors, friends and community. For a schedule of playhouse talks post-show events visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org/HoldTheseTruths
TACO Tuesdays & Margaritas (Every Tuesday @7 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s in Arcadia) Eat, Drink & Play. $2 tacos and $2 margaritas and other specials all night long! Located near the rooftop entrance parking area and the AMC movie theater. $2 Tacos, $2 Dos Equis, $2 Margaritas, & 2 FREE Game Plays with $10 Power Card purchase. http://www.daveandbusters.com/arcadia
California Connections Academy Free Information Session (May 31 @ 6:30 p.m., 2924 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia) California Connections Academy @ Capistrano is authorized under state law by the Capistrano Unified School District and is available to students in grades K-12 who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a California Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology. Families unable to attend this session are encouraged to attend one of our online information sessions. For a full list of online information sessions, please visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/southern-california-virtual-school/events.aspx